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"After attending our youngest daughter's pre-school graduation at Sunshine School, I felt compelled to write a review about this school that has been home away from home for our three children. Our quest for the perfect pre-school started when my mother-in-law decided to move back to Taiwan. She has taken good care of our first daughter, and the main request she had before going abroad is to make sure her granddaughter learn Chinese. My husband and I visited several immersion bi-lingual English and Chinese Mandarin schools near home and near our work places but couldn't agree on a center where both of us felt comfortable. Luckily, our neighbor recommended Sunshine School. We were comfortable from the start because the teachers know what they were doing and have genuine love for children. I love it when children are greeted with a beautiful smile and a big hug to start the day. We were instructed to accompany our daughter for three half days to help her adapt to the environment. We were comfortable leaving her full time after the first half day. Our daughter always come home excited to share things she had learned and whom she had played with. It wasn't long before my husband started to tease me about how much better our daughter's Chinese was better than mine.
Our daughter graduated from Sunshine Pre-School after attending it for two years. Initially we were planning to send her to private school for Kindergarten, but when we found out that Sunshine School also offer after school program at Ruskin Elementary School, we decided to try the public school system instead. We are glad we did. We are proud that our daughter is an outstanding student who does well academically, emotionally, physically and socially. Since both my husband and I work, we are so happy that Sunshine After School is right on Ruskin campus. It provides homework assistance and many valuable enrichment activities. We had her signed up for soccer, dance, Chinese language, Chinese drawing, Chinese calligraphy, and Swimming during summer. Just imagine how many trips I will have to do if I were to pick up and drop her off for all of these activities.
As our daughter attends Kindergarten at Ruskin Elementary School and after school program at Sunshine School, it was time to enroll our son at Sunshine Pre-School. This time we didn't have to visit any other centers. Our daughter has already opened the path for her little brother to follow.
Today, As I see my youngest daughter walk down the aisle with her blue gown, blue cap and little diploma
on her hand, it dawn on me that we have completed three generations at Sunshine Pre-School. We are grateful and blessed to have our children grow under the safety and guidance of Sunshine School. It has definitely made our life more manageable. We are done with pre-school. Now, onward to Sunshine After School."
"With the uptick in real estate my wife and I wanted to move to a different area of San Jose for a bigger house...that was until my family and I found Sunshine school. This school and it's program and teachers have made it really hard for us to want to leave the Berryessa Area. I do not believe we would be able to find this type of nurturing loving and learning environment elsewhere in San Jose. Good job sunshine school. A+!"
"I love Sunshine preschool! Compared to a lot of preschool/daycare I have walked through with my daughter, Sunshine is the only place that no matter what time of day you pop in, the teachers are always smiling and hands on with the kids. Even the director or person in charge, Emma, is actively working with the children. I've been to other schools and most of the directors just sit in their office. This place show great dedication in caring for little kids and they do it with a smile.
This place DOES NOT charge you $100 application fee. Hours of 8:30-6:00. I like that they serve my daughter lunch and snacks so I don't have to worry about packing food for her and she eats the same thing as other kids. They make sure to put sunblock on your child before letting them play outdoor. They also teach Chinese which is a plus. They sing, dance, and learn. I even noticed that it doesn't matter what class your child is in, every teacher seem to notice you and your child. I would walk in not knowing where my daughter is, and a teacher from another class will point to me "she's outside."
We have found a great fit for our girl. It's important to have kids learn to be independent and well disciplined but I also find it more important for kids to have fun while learning at the toddler age and Sunshine fulfill."
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"We love Sunshine school. Sunshine has several locations for kids in different age group. It also has an after school right next to Ruskin Elemantary. The owners are very helpful and friendly. In addition, they are very very good at selecting loving caring teachers. My kid love going to school there. The teachers are not there for a job, they really love and care for your kids. Sunshine preschool creates a postive environment and many enrichment classes such as dance, art, sport for your kids to enjoy. There is also Halloween party and an annual talent show, where your kids get to perform and show their talenst. At the same time, they also can learn both Chinese and English. The tuition is very affordable. Overall, this is a well-run, excellent school. I highly recommand this school to any parents."
"Our 5 year old little girl had just come from China last September. She can't speak English, it is quite difficult to find a right daycare for her. My friend told me about Sunshine that have bi-language teaching, suggest us to have a try. Sunshine had Chinese lessons, telling story ,singing songs to be more exact, and English ones in the afternoon. I also let her to attend the reading class which teach the pronunciation well. 9 months past, my little girl can tell story in English (ignoring grammar mistakes of course:) with lots of nice words.Sunshine school also held parties in holidays. My little girl was taught to dance that she love to dance so much now, once there is music, she will dance, no matter well or not ,she was really happy when she do so.
Our little girl will go to the kindergarten this Aug , after nearly one year in Sunshine School , she get ready to take the first step to the Elementary school. Thanks to all nice teachers in Sunshine School."
"We love Sunshine School. It was four years ago when we enrolled our little boy. Initially, it was very hard to leave him with "strangers", but the friendly and knowledgeable staff made this transition easier. Sunshine is a bi-lingual Chinese Mandarin and English school. Though Chinese was not the main reason we chose it, we figured one billion Chinese speakers can't be wrong, right? - It was clear from the start that we made the right choice. The environment is warm and nurturing. Teachers are kind, patient, and happy. They live up to the name "SUNSHINE". I remember our son coming home and repeat everything he learned in English and Chinese. He grew by leaps and bounds under the care and guidance of Sunshine School. Needless to say, he is well prepared academically and socially for Kindergarten. Everyday, I still drive by Sunshine "Pre" School on my way to work. I keep telling my soon to be born baby that this will be your school. I can't recommend Sunshine enough!"
"We have a three years old daughter and a three months old son. Last year was crazy! We tried daycares, nannies, and neighbors, but everytime, it turns out to be a nightmare. Some daycares are plain scary, neighbors have their own problems, and nannies have so many personal issues. We were even debating about who should take on a part time job just to solve our baby sitting concerns. With the second child on the way, we need to solve this once for all. Along came Sunshine School! - We enrolled our daughter at Sierra location. They have six locations, so check their website for the one most convenient to you. The staff are wonderful and have genuine love for the children. The program is divided by age groups, and classes are thought in English and Chinese Mandarin. There are over 50 childrens at Sierra, and all teachers know every children by name. They even know most of parents by name. If they don't, like in my husband's case, they will greet him with "How are you, Katherine's dad?". You can see they have a special connection with each child and each family. I heard Halgrim and Emerald locations offer infant program now. I will be enrolling my son soon."
"My English is poor, so I write short and quick. Sunshine is very good school. Boss is friendly and always smiling. Teachers are patient and have loving hearts. Students are happy and learn many things. We love Sunshine very much.
Sorry, my Chinese did not show right. I have my son translate.
Dear Sunshine School, We are so happy to attend this year's graduation ceremony. Teachers and students show were beautiful. I enjoyed the show with tears in my eyes. My grand daughter is doing very well at the school. When I take her to the school, she is happy. When I take her home, she tells me of what she learned and who she played with. We are very happy to have her in Sunshine."
"This is a review of the Sunshine School Vinci Park location. My daughter began going to this school at the age of 2, and she is 4.5 now. This is hands-down THE best Chinese immersion school in the North San Jose/Berryessa area. The director Ms. Lucy and her staff go above and beyond to make sure that the children are well taken care of and received the proper education for their age. The school's daily activities are very diverse and Audrey enjoys them very much. I could not have asked for a better school. I'm grateful to have found this school. It allows me to go to work every day with peace of mind, knowing that my daughter's in great hands!
I highly recommend this school and highly commend that you look beyond the modest facility that houses the school. The teachers at Sunshine School offer a level of care that money really cannot buy. I consider my family lucky for having teachers like them in our lives."
"This is definitely a lovely place to go! Highly recommend if you're looking for a daycare facility for your toddler or preschooler (even baby). They have 4 locations in Berryessa area. My family loves the nurturing environment that Sunshine School provides to our 2 years old son. As busy working parents, finding a right childcare is incredibly important. That's why we chose and recommend Sunshine, a safe, reliable and professional childcare that our kid loves to go everyday. Their program is very organized and well planned. The director Ms. Emma at Sierra Location where my son's going is very caring and shared many useful tips as we confronted different parenting challenges. My son's teachers, Mrs. Vivian and Mrs. Mary, both are gentle and very patient with younger children. Now our second baby just turned 7-month, and we can't wait to put him in Sunshine when he's ready. Highly Recommend you to check out!"
"We sent our 2 sons to Sunshine school until they went to Kindergarten. We were very happy with our experience. If we had another child to send to them, we'd be happy to.
Our first son, started at age 2 at Sunshine preschool. Previously, he had been taken care of by a nanny. Sunshine School helped a lot in undoing some bad habits he had learned there. The teachers were patient and helped him learn good values, manners and discipline, apart from knowledge.Since we were happy with the care he received, we sent our 2nd boy to their infant care facility at the Emerald location, starting at 3 months old. Our 2nd boy then continued with Sunshine preschool after he was age 2. At the infant care and the preschool, they provided food for the children, which was often home cooked meals at the infant care. There was more than 1 person taking care of each small group of kids at all times. They were read to, and played with.
Sunshine did most of the work of potty training both of our children. We moved out of the immediate area, but kept our children at Sunshine due to the quality of care the kids got there. Spending extra time to commute back to North San Jose was worth it since we didn't think we'd find a better bi-lingual pre-school for our boys. We also know of another family that moved near us that regretted taking their kids out of Sunshine and then sent them back after a few months.
We will always fondly remember Sunshine School and are grateful for quality care that the teachers at Vinci Park pre-school and Emerald infant care provided."
"I pick up my niece and nephew from here sometimes and they just LOVE the program. I am constantly amazed about all their activities regarding academics and sports. These kids are learning new things everyday from their extra curricular activities as well as all the friends they made at Sunshine. My niece is taking Clay Art, Western Drawing, and dance classes. My nephew is taking soccer, marshall arts (in the summer), and Western drawing. They both also attend in the summer, and have even more fun with the field trips and swimming classes. On top of all that, the two have also improved academically in school with the help of Sunshine's very dedicated staffs."
"My son has been in Sunshine pre-school since he was one and half year old. By now he has been there for seven months. So far everything has been good. He is very happy in the school. When I drop him off in the morning, he can immediately get into the environment and start to play. The teachers there have been very friendly. If your kids need special cares for food, drink, etc., just tell them and they will try to accommodate. I think my son will continue going to Sunshine school until he is ready for elementary school."